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Starship Troopers Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Scott Rosenberg
Salon.com
May 29, 2002
Lacks the courage of the book's fascist conclusions.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Lacking the sophistication of the average comic book, it compensates with panoramic attack sequences, reminiscent of the Japanese swarm attacks in American war movies.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A jaw-dropping experience, so rigorously one-dimensional and free from even the pretense of intelligence it's hard not to be astonished and even mesmerized by what is on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Flawed but fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Manages to be both fun and shocking -- sometimes in the same shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
As written by Ed Neumeier, who also wrote Verhoeven's much tighter Robocop, Starship Troopers never gets over its 180-degree swivel from teen-age love story to murderous destruction.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
May just be the bug movie to end all bug movies.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
Maybe the filmmakers are so lost in their slambang visual effects that they don't give a hoot about the movie's scariest implications.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Director Paul Verhoeven is back in his subversively nimble RoboCop groove with the uproariously cheeky Starship Troopers.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The action sequences are heavily laden with special effects, but curiously joyless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The most audacious pop-cultural amalgam since Star Wars.
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Entertainment Weekly
November 7, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: B+